UK watches to see if king departs from mother's traditions


King Charles the third of Britain has been officially proclaimed king in the ceremony steeped in ancient tradition and for the first time broadcast live The Crown of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is solely and rightfully come to the Prince Charles Philip Arthur George On the balcony of Saint James's palace David weitz the garter king of arms read out the proclamation to the British public that Charles formerly the Prince of Wales had now officially become king Moments earlier within the palace King Charles the third took part in the accession ceremony I am deeply aware of this great inheritance and the duties and heavy responsibilities of sovereignty which have now passed to me Charles automatically became king when his mother Queen Elizabeth II died However the accession ceremony is a key constitutional and ceremonial step in introducing the new monarch to the country Karen Chammas

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